Au Moyen Orient le Coronavirus aggrave la Crise Sécuritaire

Les mesures de confinement dans plusieurs pays de la région commencent à s'atténuer, mais il y a déjà eu des revers avec l'émergence de nouveaux épicentres de contamination et certaines économies devraient se redresser plus lentement que prévu. La Jordanie fait face à un revers majeur après qu'au moins cinquante nouveaux cas ont été découverts…

Middle East 2020: fragility and opportunities

2019 has been a year in which  the Middle East experienced much chaos. The region remains drowned into a multiplicity of international and internal, sectarian and economic conflicts while its populations more and more loudly demand better governance, economic (including employment) prospects, and the end of foreign interventions, including from Iran and other countries in…

A Hot Summer in the Middle East

June to August 2019 was a period of intense development across the Middle East, with significant changes in regional dynamics with increased Israeli operations against Iranian proxies throughout the region, renewed Syrian troops advances in Syria, and game changing events in Yemen. Regional – Israel strikes on Iranian proxies across the region Throughout the eight-year…

US – Iran: The Humanitarian Cost of a Regional Conflict

While diplomats on both sides repeated that their respective countries do not want to go to war - Mike Pompeo keeps on repeating that President Trump does not want a war with Iran and that the maximum pressure policy is working, and most recently Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that "It is important…

Yemen – How will the UN save the Hodeidah agreement

This article has been published in French on the website lemonde-arabe.fr: https://lemonde-arabe.fr/06/02/2019/yemen-comment-lonu-sauvera-t-elle-laccord-dhodeida/ January 30th, Martin Griffiths is wrapping up his third trip of the month to Yemen and the United Nations Special Envoy is urging the country's warring sides again to withdraw their troops from the port city of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions of…

Yemen Road trip, from Sana’a to Taiz

“There were twenty-five million people in Yemen and at least thirteen million guns -- after the United States, it was, per capita the world's most armed nation. Men wore AKs walking down the street. They brought them to weddings.” ― Dave Eggers, The Monk of Mokha It is also a country of coffee, honey, poetry, amazing landscape...and…